Irate members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi’ites invaded the National Assembly complex premises on Tuesday, resulting in an exchange with security operatives.
A policeman and an official of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corp were allegedly shot. Unconfirmed reports said the two officials have died
The Shi’ites broke down the first gate and proceeded to the second, which serves as the main entrance to the complex.
However, security operatives on ground repelled the protest with gunshots fired into the air to disperse the protesters.
They are protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim Elzakzaky, their leader.
El-Zakzaky was arrested after the Shi’ites clashed with a convoy of the chief of army staff in Kaduna state in 2015.